Morningstar Law Group – Raleigh Law Firm – Durham NC Attorneys

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Curry Gaskins is an accomplished legal professional with 15 years of experience representing public and private companies, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to multinational corporations.  Curry frequently advises clients in the manufacturing, engineering, and technology industries, and he brings significant international expertise to Morningstar. 

As a former in-house counsel, Curry is a practical business lawyer who enjoys assisting clients with diverse legal needs.  He routinely counsels owners, executives, and investors on mergers, acquisitions, and other complex transactions, including the purchase and sale of engineering, architecture, and other professional services firms.  Curry also possesses extensive experience drafting and negotiating strategic commercial contracts, such as supply, manufacturing, licensing, and tolling agreements. 

Before joining Morningstar, Curry practiced at an Am Law 100 firm, where he was a business lawyer in the Corporate & Securities group.  He also led the North American legal team for a Belgian sustainable-materials company, where he spent two years living in Brussels and serving as the company’s go-to U.S. lawyer.  Most recently, Curry served as Regional General Counsel for a Canadian recycling company, which offered closed-loop solutions for lithium-ion batteries.  In these roles, Curry developed a deep understanding of international issues, specialty chemicals, and battery materials, including their chemistries (e.g., LFP and NMC), metals (e.g., lithium, cobalt, and nickel), and applications (e.g., EV and BESS). 

When Curry is not practicing law, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Erica, and their two children. 


What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison

Representative Experience

  • Facilitated strategic financings totaling more than $600M for an innovative, cleantech company 
  • Managed diverse acquisitions for a U.S. holding company, including the acquisition of a distressed rhenium-recycling facility in Ohio, a stationary-catalyst business in Texas, and a chemicals-distribution company in Tennessee 
  • Drafted complex, global supply agreements for lithium products valued at $900M for an established, multinational corporation 
  • Negotiated the purchase of an NMC patent portfolio from a Fortune 500 company, and facilitated its commercialization by drafting outbound IP licenses, for an international client 
  • Represented global manufacturers in connection with the execution of large-scale capital projects, including an $850M hydrometallurgical facility in New York and a $1.4B battery-materials facility in Ontario 
  • Served as a trusted advisor and business partner to industrial clients, helping them navigate day-to-day legal matters, including those involving regulatory compliance, risk management, corporate governance, and dispute resolution 

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. (2009) with Honors
    Circulation Editor and Staff Member, North Carolina Journal of International Law
    Summer Clerk, Chief Justice Sarah Parker, Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • Wake Forest University, B.S. (2005) cum laude

Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar (2009)